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Author Powell, Michael, (Michael H.), author.

Title Canyon dreams : a basketball season on the Navajo Nation / Michael Powell.

Publication Info. New York : Blue Rider Press, [2019]
copyright 2019


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  796.323 Powell    ---  Available
Description 264 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Indexed In: Junior Library Guild
Summary "Deep in the heart of northern Arizona, in a small and isolated patch of the vast 17.5-million-acre Navajo reservation, sits Chinle High School. Here, basketball is passion, passed from grandparent to parent to child. Rez Ball is a sport for winters where dark and cold descend fast and there is little else to do but roam mesa tops, work, and wonder what the future holds. The town has 4,500 residents and the high school arena seats 7,000. Fans drive thirty, fifty, even eighty miles to see the fast-paced and highly competitive matchups that are more than just games to players and fans. Celebrated Times journalist Michael Powell brings us a narrative of triumph and hardship, a moving story about a basketball team on a Navajo reservation that shows how important sports can be to youths in struggling communities, and the transcendent magic and painful realities that confront Native Americans living on reservations. This book details his season-long immersion in the team, town, and culture, in which there were exhilarating wins, crushing losses, and conversations on long bus rides across the desert about dreams of leaving home and the fear of the same"--Provided by the publisher.
Audience Ages 14-17.
Grades 9-12.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject Chinle High School (Chinle, Ariz.) -- Basketball -- Juvenile literature.
Chinle Wildcats (Basketball team) -- Juvenile literature.
Chinle High School (Chinle, Ariz.)
Chinle Wildcats (Basketball team)
Chinle High School (Chinle, Ariz.)
Chinle Wildcats (Basketball team)
Basketball -- Social aspects -- Arizona -- Chinle -- Juvenile literature.
High school athletes -- Arizona -- Chinle -- Juvenile literature.
Indian athletes -- Arizona -- Chinle -- Juvenile literature.
High school athletes.
Indians of North America -- Social conditions.
Basketball -- Social aspects -- Chinle (Ariz.)
Native American athletes -- Chinle (Ariz.)
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9780525534662 : $17.85usd

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